“I’m more of a very plain guy, but there are pockets of insanity” – Ben (homeowner of this chic bachelor’s pad.)
Executive maisonette falls under the category of limited-edition timepieces in terms of HDB flats in Singapore. With a floor space of around 158sqm, almost twice the size of current BTO flats, these units were last built in 1995.
Join us on this renovation journey where the homeowner, Ben, shares the process of the renovation of his executive maisonette from design conceptualization to the final outcome of his home.
Design Brief – Interior design Concept & Ergonomics Design
Ben (B) : “My definition of a well-designed house is not about having an eye-catching fixture to attract attention, but having a space where it is ever evolving so that it can grow and adapt to the different stages of my life which was why I didn’t want to overwhelmed my home with build-ins. I wanted an interior which I can switch up the different types of furniture and the overall look will still flows.”
“A functional home.” – Ben
The homeowner is looking forth to having sufficient communal spaces to hold gatherings. The kitchen will be used for heavy cooking and baking sessions. Having sufficient working space for both cooking and baking would be perfect.
Layout of the interior plan & Design Conceptualisation
To fit the lifestyle considerations of the homeowner, an open-concept interior was adopted. The original wall which demarcates the kitchen was replaced by sliding bi-fold doors.
Interior Designer:“The bi-fold door instantly increases the versatility of the communal space. It keeps the grease and grim in when cooking while allowing the smell of cookies to perfume the abode when hosting a baking session.”
Interior Designer's functional tips
To Sum Up:
Ben (B) : “I love how the current styling of the house revolves around my lifestyle where my friends and I do stayovers, or for hosting movies and baking gathering. The communal area is big and spacious. They act as great functional spaces.”
Ben (B) : “An advice I have for homeowners is to be willing to pay for quality. Look for a reliable ID who keeps you and your ideas in mind.”
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